Who Is The Queen Bee?

Hi! I am Carmela M. Scaramuzzino, the creator (aka Queen Bee) of Busy Little Bees NYC! I am a first generation Italian – American with a strong Italian heritage. Thanks to being with my Italian – American, Brooklyn born & raised husband for so many years, I have often been told I speak with a “Brooklyn accent”…Fuhgeddaboudit! I am raising my growing family in beautiful Queens while balancing way to many things on my plate and trying to enjoy all there is to love about living in NYC.

My plate currently consists of being a daughter (and sister) to my amazing family. A wife to my loving and always supportive husband. A mother to my own busy bees! A bookkeeper at my father’s business. A forewomen as my husband & I build our dream home. And then the usual….housekeeper, personal chef, doctor, teacher, driver, assistant, therapist and of course an amazing blogger (wink wink) in my spare time! How can I do it all you may ask? Simple really, I typically function on 5 hours or less of sleep and live on protein shakes! Just Kidding!

Before this glamorous life, I attended St. John’s University where I received my B.S. in Childhood Education and went on to complete my M.A. in Early Childhood Education. I taught for several years as a Universal Pre-Kindergarten {UPK} teacher in several Community Based Schools {CBOs} through out Queens, NYC. I loved being in the classroom (and sometimes still miss it now) but I had a job offer I just couldn’t resist. Sure there is no over time, or sick days, or vacation days, but there is nothing more rewarding than being able to embrace my true calling; my destiny…motherhood.

Some people define their lives in terms of wealth or career achievements,  I want mine to be defined by my children.  If I can raise well-rounded children than this chuck of my life that I am home with them was worth every sacrifice my husband and I made to make it possible.

I love my family, I love my friends and I love my life with every breath.  I wasn’t always quite so optimistic on life and I’ve certainly been thrown many curve balls but I realize life is too short to let things get to you, to dwell too much in the past, on the things you cannot change, and to be angry when you can be happy. (Remember it takes more muscles in your face to frown than to smile! Being sad is hard work! HaHa)

I believe in living in the moment (and enjoying every second of it), in always learning (better yourself), in second chances and above all forgiveness (no one is perfect).  It has taken me a long time (through trial & error) to be comfortable in my own skin.  I’ve made a few mistakes along the way (haven’t we all?), I have some regrets but have learned to accept that I can’t change the past.  I can only learn from it, look forward and be a better person one day at a time.  My life isn’t always happy-go-lucky and I have my moments… but stepping back for a moment and looking at my life I know… I’m a lucky gal… and I wouldn’t change a thing!